The InterContinental Singapore has just completed a major refurbishment process which saw the makeover of all the rooms, the introduction of a brand new Ash & Elm (in place of the previous Olive Tree restaurant) and more importantly (to me at least), the property has definitely caught up with the evolution of the InterContinental brand on a global level - pretty exciting times especially if you consider that the InterContinental Robertson Quay will be opening soon too!
In case you are not already familiar with the concept of a semi-buffet, the semi-buffet at Ash & Elm (from S$38++) comes with unlimited servings from the extensive appetiser and dessert spread - mains are available from a supplement of S$10++. If you have been to this restaurant, the charcuterie & cheese room will also be open so you can feast away (but save room for your mains and dessers!). This is perfect for busy executives who wish are rushing for time but still want to enjoy a delicious meal.
With the semi-buffet option, you will unlimited access to the appetisers and everything looks incredible. In fact, I had to exert so much self-control just to make sure that I still have room for my main course - I chose the Chargrilled Australian Angus Beef Rib-Eye (supplement of S$10++ more) that came with a delicious mashed potato, sautéed mushroom and black pepper sauce.
The Slow-braised Chicken with a celeriac mousseline, sugar peas and chasseur sauce was also delicious - I love how moist the chicken was and how beautiful everything was plated.
More importantly, do remember to save room for dessert because you simply can't go to Ash & Elm and not have dessert - they serve some of the best desserts around! The semi-buffet lunch at Ash & Elm is really great value and if you are ever looking for a fancy lunch spot without wanting to break your bank account, I cannot recommend this place enough!
This was an invited media-tasting session, though all views expressed are my own.
Indulge in classic Cantonese dishes at one of the most luxurious Cantonese restaurants in Singapore - Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore. Chinese New Year (2017) goodies and takeaway favourites are available until 11 February 2017 - members of the Supper Club at The St. Regis Singapore can receive up to 25% off gourmet takeaways.
Indulge in a selection of gourmet delicacies that have been handpicked this Lunar New Year (2017) at the 10 at Claymore (located within the Pan Pacific Orchard). The Spring Time Oyster Rhapsody will feature five varieties of freshly-shucked oysters alongside prominent dishes that are often consumed during the Chinese New Year.
Wah Lok at the Carlton Hotel Singapore is one of the most underrated restaurants in Singapore. Located on the second level of the hotel, Wah Lok serves up delicious Cantonese fare that had stood the test of time over the years. There is also a really decent room package over the Lunar New Year (2017) period here at the Carlton Hotel Singapore which starts from just S$188++ a night.
Man Fu Yuan at the InterContinental Singapore is one of the best restaurants in Singapore that serves up delicious Cantonese food - remember you can potentially save up to 25% off food here with a Gourmet Collection Membership and this is great value if you tend to eat in participating InterContinental hotels quite a bit. Check out the items from the lunar new year (2017) this year!
Wan Hao at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has just recently been refreshed with slicker interiors and a new coat of paint. Usher in the year of the Fire Rooster ahead with auspicious set menus and specially-created dishes for the Lunar New Year (2017) ahead from 09 January 2017 to 11 February 2017.
The Conrad Tokyo is one of the most highly-rated hotels in the city of Tokyo - some of the rooms and suites overlooks the iconic Tokyo Bay and the Hamarikyu Gardens which is just stunning in the fall. When I visited Tokyo last month, I stayed in one of the Bay View Rooms with Executive Lounge access (from my Hilton HHonors Diamond Status) for two nights and during the stay, I took the opportunity to check out Kazahana (a Japanese restaurant within the Conrad Tokyo) which was easily one of the best meals that I have ever had in Tokyo.
Journey through Singapore's culinary heritage through a five-tier afternoon tea set at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore's Colony. Since its opening over a year ago, Colony has been on my list of favourite places to go to for lunch and dinner buffets - the quality superior, food is consistent and more importantly, the dining venue is extremely beautiful. Colony launches The Journey - a brand new afternoon tea experience that is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 3:30PM to 5:30PM.
Celebrating the Lunar New Year (2017) ahead at Pan Pacific Singapore's award-winning Hai Tien Lo is definitely a great idea. The hotel is running a number of dining promotions across the various restaurants during the Chinese New Year Period (09 January 2017 to 11 February 2017) so be sure to check out the festive offerings to find something that suits you.
Famous for her luscious and succulent char siew, Mitzo Restaurant & Bar located within the Grand Park Orchard needs no further introduction. This Lunar New Year (2017), celebrate joyful reunions with progressive Cantonese cuisine that is set to impress your friends and family members. The Lunar New Year specialties are available from 14 January 2017 to 11 February 2017 and the restaurant is usually quite popular so make sure you make your reservations early.
I wrote about the new Chinese New Year (2017) dishes at the Conrad Centennial Singapore's Golden Peony restaurant and I actually got to sample some of these delicious creations last week during a media tasting of the menu. These dishes will be made available at Golden Peony between 10 January 2017 and 11 February 2017 - advance reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointments.